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Welcome to 7 & 8 Grade Youth Ministry at Hope!

Questions? Contact DCE Wesley Spottiswood at  or DCE Steve McCarthy at

7 & 8 Grade Summer Mission Trip
All current 7-8 graders are welcome to attend the trip this summer. The group will be going to Massanetta Springs camp for a week of service, adventure, teamwork, leadership, and more! Mark your calendars for June 23-28, 2019. Register here. 

Best Night Ever!
March 1 from 6:00-9:00PM
Come to Hope for a night of games for all ages...nursery - adults! This fundraiser is taking over the entire Hope Lutheran campus. The 5-8 graders will play life-sized games, video games, eat dinner, and watch a movie in the Youth Center. Cost is $10/person, proceeds will go towards the HS youth traveling to the National Youth Gathering this summer. Register or learn more here.

Bowling Night
February 9 from 3:30-5:00PM; Cost is $10 (bring extra money for snacks)
This event should be right up your alley! Get together with Steve, Wesley, and friends and let the good times “roll.” We’ll be meeting at Brooks Street Bowl in downtown Wake Forest to bowl from 3:30-5:00pm, show up 15 minutes early to get your shoes and lane assignment. Register here.

6-8 Grade Spring Camping Retreat
Calling all 2nd year Confirmation students and 7-8 grade youth! Mark your calendars for May 3 -5, 2019. This camping trip is intended to both cap off the confirmation program in style and connect the 6th graders with some new friends as they get ready to transition into their next stage of faith development, 7-8 grade youth group. We’ll be retreating to the woods of Falls Lake, pitching some tents, and creating lasting friendships and memories. You won’t want to miss it! Attendance is expected for 2nd year Confirmation students and recommended for 7-8 grade youth.

The Great Bake-Off
April 6 from 6:30-8:00PM
As the fundraiser for the 7-8 grade Mission Trip in June, the team puts on the annual The Great Bake-Off. The competition this year includes cookies, cupcakes, & pies - oh my - things just got a little sweeter! Registration opens February 15. Can’t bake but love sweets? Bring your appetite on April 6. Admission is $5/person ($20/family max) for all you can eat.

Wednesday Nights from 6:30-7:30PM!
7&8 Grade Youth Group is a weekly time where you get away from school, hangout with friends, and spend time in God’s Word. Get ready for more games, more wise words, and more Steve & Wesley!

Sunday School
Join us for Sunday School every week from 9:45-10:45AM. You are invited to the Youth Center between church services for Sunday School! This month the group will cover: “Better Together – Christian Community.”